The Bendigo CRT Network began in October 2008 with the support of the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The Network provides an avenue for Casual Relief Teachers and those on Family Leave to access up-to-date and relevant Professional Development. The sessions also provide an opportunity to meet regularly with other CRTs. The Network IS NOT an EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, it is for PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ONLY.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Welcome to the Bendigo CRT Network.  The Network began in October 2008 with the support of the VIT. The Network is NOT an EMPLOYMENT AGENCY it provides PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ONLY  for CRTs, teachers on Family Leave or returning to teaching.

The Network aims
  • to provide an avenue for CRTs to meet and support each other
  • to organise and run appropriate and affordable Professional Development 
  • to provide up to date and relevant Professional Development
  • to share resources and experiences
  • to partake in collegial discussions.

2016 PDs

2016 was very successful with a number of Professional Development seminars presented through out the year.

Engaging Ideas presented by Lyn Watts  2.5 hours.  

 Art Ideas presented by Network members 2.5 hour

Supporting Students with Autism and ADHD in the Classroom presented by Karen Morrissey, OT with SCOPE 2.5 hours

Exploring Mathematical Concepts with Picture Books presented by Network members 2.5 hours
Mindfulness presented by Dawn Colcott, inThync 6 hours
Engaging Activities in the Classroom - Writing, Reading presented by Lyn Watts, 6 hours

Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom for Students with Learning Difficulties presented by Karen Starkiss 6 hours

Sunday, 9 October 2011


 MyVIT  is an area on the VIT website where you can keep track off all your relevant information.   Your login is your VIT registration number, then you must create your own password and security questions.   Once you are fully registered you will be able to add information on PDs. Network PDs - please keep all your notes and certificates as this will be your proof should you be audited.     The Network will  provide certificates of attendance for all Professional Development sessions that it holds.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Science is probably something that we don't think a lot about when we are called to step into a classroom, but as we found out there some amazing resources available from the Discovery Science and Technology Centre in the form of Science in a Suitcase.  What a fantastic idea and some great topics to chose from, among them Mini beasts, Dino Detectives, Criminal Investigations, Kitchen Science to name a few.  Emma, our very enthusiastic presenter for the night is the Outreach Education Officer at Discovery, she explained what the Centre has to offer for teachers and students and let us not only explore some of the kits but have a wander around the centre and try the activities.

The suitcases or containers hold everything that a teacher needs to explore one of the topics including physical resources, experiments and activities.  On the night we had fun exploring some of those kits - Rockets, Mini beasts, Dino Detectives (just hope the students are better at putting the small dinosaur models together better than we were).  Hopefully in the future we may have the opportunity to explore more that Discovery has to offer.